Chapter 8. Damage Control—How to Remove Viruses and Spyware Infections

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • What to do when you think your computer is infected with malware
  • Strategies that use antivirus or antispyware products
  • How to remove infections with System Restore and free infection-specific tools
  • How to remove an infection manually
  • Remove a browser hijacker with HijackThis! and CWShredder

If you haven’t been paying attention to Internet security on your PC (or as much as you probably should have), your computer is probably infected with something unpalatable. And you’re here to get rid of it. No judgment here. It is the eventuality that many people face. The hard lessons get learned in a crisis. And this chapter is here to bail you out.

Of course, if ...

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